I'm not the only dutch person in Toronto. I've heard there are 60.000 of us. This one has a blog.
Have you ever noticed the Syndicate this site (XML) link on the lower left of the page? Did you follow that link? It didn't look very readable, did it? Well, it's not supposed to. It's an RSS feed, and it's not for human consumption. It's a way to keep track of what's new on my website without having to visit the site yourself. You can have a program, an RSS reader, do it for you. Is that usefull? You bet. How many times have you visted a site, only to find that there is no new content, or no new content that you're interested in? With RSS you can quickly see what has changed on websites that you're interested in, without having to go there yourself. If you see something that looks interesting you visit the site like you normally would. This is surfing on steroids. Most browsers don't support RSS, so you'll need to get an RSS reader.
Fury has a nice article on RSS> He does a good job of explaining it from a user perspective.
Juergen K. Singer works at Mental Images, the company that creates Mental Ray, a render that is part of Maya, the software that is created by Alias, where I work. Here's an article he wrote for Physicsweb.
He brings up an interesting point, rendering sound really isn't too different from rendering light, since both have wave properties. I can hardly wait to see, erm.. hear it as a new feature of the commercially available renderers.
A group of french intellectuals a protesting the war on intelligence (or should we say intellectualism?) their government is waging on them.
Welcome to the rest of the world, mes amis.
Strangely inaccessible, and with a complete disregard for the aesthetics of the material, but great stuff nevertheless. Click on Découverte.
A Manifesto by Grenzfurthner
A specific use is never inherent to an object, even though technical demagogues like to claim that it is (cf. the term "self-explanatory" and the term "archeological find"). Instead, the use is concatenated with the object through definition ("instructions for use"). Turning an object against the use inscribed in it (as sociolect of the world of things) means probing its possibilities.
Salon has a piece about "Curb Your Enthusiasm" (HBO Sundays at 9:30 p.m.),
I don't watch TV anymore, and I had never even seen the series, but the attitude sounds familiar.
"America is probably the most full-of-crap country on the globe, but the consensus here is that lying and sugarcoating everything keeps us on everybody's good side-- oh, except for the European Union, but they're just jealous, right? We're told that people who speak their minds like, say, Yoko Ono or Denis Leary or Ralph Nader, are slightly unsavory and will only screw things up and rob the rest of us of the good life we're entitled to. Plus, they usually smell funny and have lint on their sweaters. " according to salon.
That definitely sounds familiar.
I overheard this half of a phone coversation today
"I'm getting this error message"
"I'll spell it for you"
"It says E, double R, O, R"